Last Updated on March 19, 2021 by Michelle Ball
By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995
Parents of special education students who may have a dispute over services or placement for their kids must be aware of their right to file a request for a due process hearing, which will bring them before a mediator, and potentially a hearing officer, to try to get their their school district dispute resolved.
If a parent wants to get really familiar with what due process is, how it works, what to do, etc. a vital educational tool is the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and their references here. OAH is the office which accepts filings and oversees all special education hearings for students in California.
There is a lot of useful information for a student special education hearing on the OAH site, which can help a parent become familiar with the special education hearing process and explain what parents need to know to proceed.
[originally posted 1/19/11, updated 3/19/21]
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